Comprehensive Eye Exams
It’s about more than just blurry vision.
Eye exams are vital to your overall health.
In addition to assessing your visual acuity, your eye care provider will test for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes are functioning together, and more.
Serious health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure are often first detected during an eye exam.
Don’t put it off — schedule your comprehensive eye exam at Family Vision Center P.A. today.
What does a comprehensive eye exam include?
Your optometrist will determine what tests are needed based on your medical history.
However, most comprehensive eye exams include the following:
- Prescription: An evaluation of your current prescription.
- Refraction: A test of your eye’s ability to focus light rays exactly on the retina at distance and up close.
- EXTERNAL & INTERNAL EYE HEALTH: An examination for signs of possible disorders or disease.
- VISUAL ACUITY: A test of your ability to see sharply and clearly at all distances.
- Tonometry: A computer measurement of your internal eye pressure to screen for glaucoma.
- Ocular Balance Testing: A test for eye coordination and muscle control.
Additional we offer:
- Near Point Focus Testing: A test to measure the eye’s ability to change focus
- Retinal Imaging: A computerized image of the internal structure of the eye, including the optic nerve and macula.
- Retinal Tomography An analysis of the nerve fiber layer of the retina.
- Corneal Pachymetry: A test to measure the thickness of the cornea. Information used to qualify patients for LASIK and to more accurately diagnose glaucoma.
- Corneal Topography: A computerized test that maps the surface of the cornea.
- Dry Eye Analysis & Treatment: A Dry Eye report with Meibomian gland evaluation to clarify the diagnosis of Dry Eye Syndrome.
- Keratoconus Evaluation & Treatment: A measurement of corneal distortion and fitting of specialty contact lenses to enhance visual acuity. Our doctors are certified in the fitting of many RGP, Sclerals, and Hybrid Lenses.
- Cataract Evaluation/Post-Op: As we age, cataracts are a common occurrence as the lens loses its clarity. The doctor determines when surgery is appropriate and manages the healing process after extraction and implantation of an artificial lens.
- LASIK Evaluation/Post-Op: Candidate selection based on corneal analysis and cycloplegic examination is critical.
How often should I get a comprehensive eye exam?
Most eye care professionals recommend yearly eye exams. But it depends on your age, risk factors, and whether or not you wear corrective lenses.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends children have their eyes examined at 6 months old, three years old, at the start of school, and every two years until age 18.
For adults, the AOA recommends a comprehensive eye exam every two years for ages 18 to 60 at minimum and annual exams for seniors age 61 and older.
What about contact lens exams?
A comprehensive eye exam typically does not include a contact lens fitting. So you may need to schedule a separate contact lens exam.
Just let us know when you schedule your appointment, and we’ll make sure you are taken care of.
Make healthy vision a priority in your life and in the lives of the ones you love. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam at Family Vision Center P.A. now.